World Day Against Child Labor

• World Day Against Child Labor

Each year, June 12 International Labor Organization marks World Day Against Child Labor. According to the organization, now in the world are forced to work about 250 million children aged 5 to 14 years. Tens of millions of children are working in hazardous and even slave-like conditions.

World Day Against Child Labor

A six year old child working at a brick factory on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on the World Day Against Child Labor, 12 June 2013.

World Day Against Child Labor

A boy sells snacks in the rain in Bhubaneswar, India, June 12, 2013

World Day Against Child Labor

The girl collects recyclables at the dump in Islamabad, Pakistan, June 12, 2013.

World Day Against Child Labor

The ten-year girl working with clay on the brick factory on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on the World Day Against Child Labor, 12 June 2013

World Day Against Child Labor

Boys collect recyclables in a landfill in Islamabad, Pakistan, June 12, 2013

World Day Against Child Labor

The boy works in a factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 12, 2013.

World Day Against Child Labor

The instructor gives instructions 13-year-old boy, who is working on the construction of roads, in Kathmandu, Nepal, June 12, 2013.

World Day Against Child Labor

The boy submits tea to customers in Kathmandu, Nepal, June 12, 2013.

World Day Against Child Labor

The boy works in a factory of artistic embroidery in Kathmandu, Nepal, June 13, 2013. Nepal Police raided a factory for embroidery sarees and freed 39 children under the age of 14 years.

World Day Against Child Labor

Nepali boy crying in fear during the police raid on the factory Embroidery in Kathmandu, Nepal, June 13, 2013.

World Day Against Child Labor

Little boys work in the factory of artistic embroidery in Kathmandu, Nepal, June 13, 2013.

World Day Against Child Labor

The saved children sit in a police van after a raid on a factory of artistic embroidery in Kathmandu, Nepal, June 13, 2013.

World Day Against Child Labor

The saved children sit in a police van after a raid on a factory of artistic embroidery in Kathmandu, Nepal, June 13, 2013

World Day Against Child Labor

The boy sells breadfruit in New Delhi, India, June 12, 2013.

World Day Against Child Labor

The boy hanging ready-made clothes in New Delhi, India, June 12, 2013.

World Day Against Child Labor

Seller potatoes beckoning shoppers in New Delhi, India, June 12, 2013.

World Day Against Child Labor

rag-pickers walking down the street in New Delhi, India, June 11, 2013.